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    Today, 08:34 AM
    My newest niece was born in late June - Lu!u Gr@ce (sorry, annoying symbols used because her first name was only given to 50-60 babies in the U.S....
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    Yesterday, 06:03 PM
    isolieth replied to a thread Hadley/Hadlee in Girl Baby Names
    Hadley is one of my GPs. I really like it even if it isn't my usual style! Hadley seems much more legit though; Hadlee looks too trendy, a step from...
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    July 20th, 2014, 10:57 PM
    isolieth replied to a thread Valerie-Ann in Girl Baby Names
    I'm with the minority: I like it and think it is a good solution to your name dilemma. I do think I'd prefer an Ann name as the first half if you're...
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    July 19th, 2014, 11:06 PM
    Tessa is traditionally a nickname for Theresa, so I don't see how it's a stretch. Nicknames of classics cycle in popularity. There aren't many...
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    July 19th, 2014, 01:25 PM
    Well, the singer's done OK getting people to call her Shakira. I think Kiri is cute, or Kira. Shakira's not my style, but I did know a cute little...
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    July 19th, 2014, 01:03 PM
    Elizabeth! It feels blank to me. I love the nicknames, too, so I wish I loved it just so I could get to Betsy or Elsie. A lot of "boring" standards,...
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    July 18th, 2014, 12:01 PM
    Lucy IS the original, standard name, not a nickname - those names like Lucille and Luciana and Lucinda are the variations. Sometimes the standard...
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    July 17th, 2014, 09:12 PM
    It's my "if only" name/nickname combo. It was my grandma's name, and it's my middle, but my sister has said that she plans to use it - and chances...
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    July 16th, 2014, 11:56 AM
    isolieth replied to a thread That Old Chestnut in Girl Baby Names
    This is hard - I have this exact dilemma, right down to wondering if Susanna could work. Susanna is one of my top names anyway, but I always...
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    July 15th, 2014, 04:12 PM
    Both?! Okay. I've loved Cecily since I was a little kid reading The Story Girl, and it's shockingly underused. But Celeste is smooth and pretty. I'm...
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    July 15th, 2014, 10:57 AM
    I want to like Elizabeth. I guess I LIKE Elizabeth but I don't love it. A lot of my favorites are solid girl's classics and I like the idea of...
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    July 14th, 2014, 10:30 PM
    I like word names if spelled like the word. Winter calls to mind all sorts of beautiful images, but Wynter isn't really anything. I love that you...
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    July 14th, 2014, 02:31 PM
    I've fallen hard for Kaia lately, and I usually prefer C to K names when possible. I know they have different roots, but Kaia is on my list because I...
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    July 14th, 2014, 02:23 PM
    I have no apologies about the more stuffy old names that I love, or even the 1950s gals like Kathleen and Susan, but I feel a tad embarrassed about...
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    July 14th, 2014, 08:05 AM
    isolieth replied to a thread Sue in Girl Baby Names
    I think the Sue names are ripe for the picking. Probably popular too recently to stage a mass comeback in the next decade or two, but very usable....
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    July 13th, 2014, 10:00 AM
    I pronounce Halle and Hallie the same, but prefer Hallie. I guess I don't like the lone E making the "ee" sound - like Bette, which is sometimes Bett...
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    July 13th, 2014, 09:53 AM
    isolieth replied to a thread Anna-Grace in Girl Baby Names
    I'm OK with names that have the same meaning used together, just not names that come from the same root name. Meaning, I can deal with Anna Grace or...
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    July 13th, 2014, 12:11 AM
    You have a great last name and I can't blame you for wanting to make the most of it. Some thoughts: - If I had to go to an interview or meet a...
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    July 11th, 2014, 10:43 PM
    I agree with the others. First of all, I don't think names need to "match" except maybe in terms of either how much parents like them or how much...
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    July 11th, 2014, 09:47 PM
    isolieth replied to a thread Daphne or Laurel? in Girl Baby Names
    Ooh, I know what you mean now - the site I linked to just did a post about the Australian and American difference between this vowel sound (they were...
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    July 11th, 2014, 10:39 AM
    Bronwen Gwyneira Arwen Elowen Anwen Morwenna One of my favorite girl names is Gwendolen so I have to give a special plug for that!
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    July 10th, 2014, 12:59 PM
    isolieth replied to a thread Lori in Girl Baby Names
    I've started to develop a real fondness for names that were bigger in the 1950s - 1980s. The ones that are familiar, but that nobody's using because...
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    July 10th, 2014, 11:19 AM
    I'm not a fan - it looks truncated to me, or like two trendy sounds smashed together. I wouldn't mind it as a nickname for Gabrielle, which I don't...
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    July 10th, 2014, 09:44 AM
    isolieth replied to a thread Daphne or Laurel? in Girl Baby Names
    Interesting question!! This seems like a matter of difference in accents to me, not pronunciation (if that makes sense). Option one for why Lore and...
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    July 9th, 2014, 09:53 PM
    isolieth replied to a thread Meredith? in Girl Baby Names
    I love it! Welsh and non-frilly and capable-sounding, like Brynn. Nicknames Meri and Edie are a plus. I like it even more than Scarlett and Lucinda,...
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    July 9th, 2014, 08:46 AM
    isolieth replied to a thread Ballet name! in Girl Baby Names
    Clara Isadora (I love this name! But probably too close to Indira) Anna (as in Pavlova) Aurelie Sylvie (Guillem) Posy (from Ballet Shoes --- she...
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    July 8th, 2014, 04:17 PM
    I don't think Harry Potter and Twilight are really analogous, and even if they were, the names Bella and Hermione are so different. Hermione is...
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    July 7th, 2014, 09:44 PM
    Like the other poster, I am usually way more into Anne than Ann - but for some reason I like Ann more here. I wonder why! Possibly because it feels...
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    July 5th, 2014, 12:59 AM
    isolieth replied to a thread Molly in Girl Baby Names
    Hi, I'm an adult lawyer named Molly! (Don't worry, I know the poster just meant that the images didn't mesh for them, not that women named Molly are...
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    July 3rd, 2014, 11:13 PM
    I love this name. My username is actually a similar name I encountered in Central America. It has some very light usage in Spanish-speaking areas,...
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Girls:
Nickname-able: Susanna, Johanna, Paloma, Lucille, Harriet, Beatrix, Rosemary, Juniper, Marigold, Annabeth, Gwendolen, Kathleen, Tabitha
Short and to-the-point: Flora, Jane, Laura, Anne, Cecile, Susan, Kaia

Boys:
So much easier: Hugh/Hugo, Wilfred, Basil, Augustin, Edmund, Arlo, Timothy, Frederick

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